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Elementary, my dear Hermès!
New Models

Elementary, my dear Hermès!

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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Purity of line and rigorous sobriety meet in the Slim d’Hermès Manufacture, free as always of any superfluous element. The essence of time.

Hermès debuted the collection in 2015 with a Slim d’Hermès Manufacture driven by an ultra-thin H1950 movement and a Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar – both measuring 39.5 mm in diameter – as well as 32 mm and 25 mm ladies’ models.

Ladies are now also treated to a Slim d’Hermès Manufacture 39.5 mm version, equipped with an ultra-thin movement and enlivened by alligator straps in vibrant colours – sapphire blue, elephant grey, geranium, cassis or simply black – while featuring versions set with white diamonds. An opaline silvered dial lights up the Slim d’Hermès Manufacture dedicated to women. In the gem-set version, 66 white diamonds delicately frame its circumference.

Slim d'Hermès 39.5 mm set with white diamonds with cassis strap © Hermès

For men, the model is enhanced by new shades with a slate grey dial and matching elephant grey alligator strap; while a matt indigo strap complements the hue of the Slim d’Hermès midnight blue. Crafted in the Hermès leather workshops, these straps stem directly from the saddlery and leather-making expertise cultivated by the Maison.

Slim d’Hermès 39.5 mm with midnight blue dial © Hermès

At the heart of the Slim d’Hermès Manufacture beats the H1950 ultra-thin movement. Revealed through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback, it drives displays of the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock. The 2.6 mm calibre ensures a 42-hour power reserve.

Automatic winding is ensured by a technically complex micro-rotor. The finishes, including hand-chamfered bridges, reflect profound respect for watchmaking traditions and like all Hermès movements, Calibre H1950 is carpeted with a “sprinkling of Hs” motif.

From initial sketch to final timepiece, Slim d’Hermès Manufacture composes a majestic symphony skilfully interweaving graphic arts with watchmaking techniques.

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